Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Austin City Limits....

Although I procrastinated and waited until early this morning to buy the ticket - half asleep, fumbling with my credit card, praying that the concert was not sold out - My entire Texas schedule was based around the fact that Colin Meloy, the lead singer from the Decemerists, was going to be starting his solo tour in Austin.....

TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME! Picked up my ticket at Will-call this afternoon, smushed right up to the front row.... Oh! It was just divine! While Colin was wailing away to Oh Valencia, he sprayed some wine-colored spit all over me. How I shall wear that spit as a sign of my unwavering love.... for all that is the voice of Colin Meloy (at least for the next ten minutes, until I hop in the shower... )

Left Houston this morning - not sure what to say about Houston. It is a very industrial, very big, very cloudy in the mornings, I do not like it much.... But while in town, I worked with a Russian photographer who once lived in Siberia. Of course, the only proper question to ask a person who has lived in Siberia would be, "What kind of food do they eat over there?" His answer was Ravioli.... I think that is just fantastic!!! Don't you?! All the people who were banished from Europe to Siberia were banished to eat Ravioli for the rest of their lives...... the thought just gives me chills.... the only thing worse? Spaghetti-O's from the Dollar Store...

I must note..... I drove through a town named Kickapoo today. Texas has some entertaining towns... Kick-a-poo!

Worked with Lithium Picnic - I swear, the guy is a sudo-celebrity these days. His studio, a garage/basement in the middle of renovation - reminds me of the way my house used to smell when I was younger. It was such a laid back, comfortable shoot. Got to meet Apnea and some girl wearing real bear paws. Cannot wait to see how the photos turned out.... shot about eight different sets - even a topless one of me wearing a Russian hat in front of a lightbox! (The cool Russian guy from Siberia did not loan it to me, although that would make a great story)

Photos: Colin Meloy and the Decemberists, Alfred Mathis Feb 2008, Lithium Picnic - Apnea

3 comments:

Kev said...

There's a running joke between Houston and Dallas that the only good thing to come out of either city is I-45 :)

And there are some great small town names in Texas. My favorite has always been Cut and Shoot.

Anonymous said...

Great how some things work out, aint it? You got to your show & something back, until you got in the shower. What is Texas like? Is it worth the trip? If you do not mind, your Friday video on You Tube was great. You make think it is boring, but it wasnt. I was one of the many that screamed dont go blond, but you can be Goldilocks any time you want!:) Keep the hair dark, and keep the wig. You mentioned in the video how some models have not changed since they got started. I'm sure you have been asked this a million times. So, for the million and first time: How did you get started into modelling? If it means anything, it sure was a great idea.:)

London Andrews said...

Haha... I-45 is by far the best thing between Houston and Dallas. What a wonderful joke that is... ha... I see a lot of Houston but I don't know much about Dallas, I never get work in the actual city - more outside of it....

Texas.... You know what? People are going to think I am totally crazy. But I have always loved Texas. Not the cities, just the actual state. It has everything here... you have the Guadalupe mountain range, grassy fields, huge monstrous skies that stretch forever in every direction, canyons, caves, hot springs... the place is beautiful. The first time I ever flew to a state and rented a car - it was to come here. And I still love driving these roads.... lovelovelove. Texas is the type of place I'd like to retire and own a horse ranch or something....

I was a little bit drunk filming last Friday's video... ha. Went out to dinner with my friend and the bloody mary's got me a little... : ) I like the blonde, wait until you see the new pictures I just got back - I'll post them in the next few days on here....

How did I get started modeling? Ha, I will republish the blog that talks about it. : ) Just check it out!